Abdominal tuberculosis with massive jejunal haemorrhage

Abdul Rehman Alvi, Tanveer Ul Haq, Amyn Pardhan

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Jejunum is a rare site of involvement in intestinal tuberculosis (TB) and massive lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage is aneven rare reported condition. The authors report a 15-year-old female student, who presented with fever, anaemia,hypoalbunemia and developed massive lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage during hospital stay. The diagnosis ofabdominal TB was established on tissue biopsy; tissue culture was positive for Mycobacterium TB. Optimal outcome wasachieved with aggressive resuscitation, repeated mesenteric angio-embolization and anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-511
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Abdominal tuberculosis
  • Intestinal tuberculosis
  • Massive lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage


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